37 owls and a turkey

November 22nd, 2007

click here to see all the amazing owl artists.

We’re on Thanksgiving vacation in these parts, so I’m going to keep going with theme and post about some plush trends for the next couple of days. And there is no trend bigger than the stuffed owl. Why is everyone who tries their hand at toy making compelled to make an owl? Hell, I even made a couple myself. What is it about an owl that makes people want to immortalize it with fabric and polyfil? It’s cool looking, but so are plenty of other animals and it’s not particularly soft and cuddly unlike others. Why do we find ourselves cutting out big googly eyes and little top hats to go on this beautiful bird? Who knows, but somehow every owl ends up looking completely different from the rest. Abby Glassenberg has recently added to this enormous owl family. Her owl is majestic and beautiful, just like the real bird, and somehow different from every other stuffed owl that came before it.

Just onne more bird. Happy Thanksgiving!

gobble, gobble.

Posted in inspiration.

6 Responses to 37 owls and a turkey

  1. nicolette says:

    Could it be the owlish wisdom that appeals to so many? I love the collage and I adore the last owl. Some peace of art! The Turkey is very cute. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Jess says:

    Hi! I have been swinging by your site for a few weeks now. I LOVE your softies. I especially love the owl and conjoined twin montages! I have been sucked into the owl fad (?!) and the pictures provide such inspiration!
    I linked to your site in a recent post. Hope you don’t mind!

  3. leslie says:

    damn, i’ve never made an owl… now i feel all left out.

  4. abbyjane says:

    Thanks so much for your lovely words about my owl!

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  6. My Owl Barn says:

    Wow. I just stumbled across your blog and I am glad I did. I love your collage of owls. Welcome to the club :)